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KCRW’s Garth Trinidad to Host First Picnic that Features Seating, Shade, and Live Music Each Friday at Arizona and Third St. 

SANTA MONICA (May 9, 2014) – Enjoy a cubicle-free lunch where the active ingredients are sunlight, sea breeze, a vibrant scene, and live KCRW music! Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. introduces Picnic on the Promenade, a patio that pops on Third Street Promenade Fridays beginning May 16 through the summer. From noon to 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Arizona and Third Street in Santa Monica, picnic tables and umbrellas spring up to create a lively outdoor lunching area for Downtown Santa Monica residents and workers wanting to break free from their computers and cubicles. Picnic-goers are welcome to bring their own food, or grab-and-go from their favorite Third Street Promenade eateries. It’s free, and it’s here for the summer to help celebrate Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary.

To provide a soundtrack to this scene, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has partnered with locally produced NPR affiliate KCRW. To launch the inaugural May 16 Picnic, station DJ Garth Trinidad will spin his signature progressive world rhythm for picnic-goers. Chris Douridas will take the turntables on June 13th, and Raul Campos will lay down the Friday funk on August 8.

For more information about Third Street Promenade and the 25th Anniversary celebrations, please visit, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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About The Third Street Promenade 25th Anniversary
Created Locally. Celebrated Globally.
2014 marks Third Street Promenade’s 25th Anniversary, and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has prepared a summer’s worth of events to celebrate the monumental occasion for the beloved public street coined 'Santa Monica’s Living Room.' The calendar includes Picnic on the Promenade, a six-week Cinema on the Street series, a Promenade Symposium on the evolution, and a grand two-day party in September. 

About Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM, Inc.)
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is a private non-profit 501c(3) that works with the City of Santa Monica to manage services and operations in Downtown Santa Monica that promote economic stability, growth and community life within Downtown Santa Monica. DTSM, Inc. manages the Property-based Business Assessment District (PBAD) that encompasses the area bounded by Ocean Avenue (W), Wilshire Boulevard (N), 7th Court (E) and the Santa Monica Freeway (S). For more info, please visit

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